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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Brain Health, Cognitive Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Ear Health, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Diseases, Hearing Technology, Overall Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Do you feel like recently it has been hard to remember everyday things? Perhaps you’ve started a project you’ve done over and over in the past only to forget a step along the way? It’s normal to forget things every now and then, but it can also be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s. This neurodegenerative disease can affect memory, …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Brain Health, Cognitive Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Ear Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Diseases by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Do you feel like recently it has been hard to remember everyday things? Perhaps you’ve started a project you’ve done over and over in the past only to forget a step along the way? It’s normal to forget things every now and then, but it can also be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s. This neurodegenerative disease can affect memory, …

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How does Telemedicine Work?

In Accessibility, Hearing Loss Treatment, Hearing Technology, Technology by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using telecommunications technology. Telehealth has become increasingly used and integral during the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. It allows access to health care without the risk of having to travel and risk exposure which an in person appointment can expose people to. Of course, there is …

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How Do Hearing Loops Work?

In Hearing Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing in public spaces can be difficult sometimes. Navigating environments like airports, auditoriums, classrooms and other public venues that tend to be noisier can strain hearing. This is particularly challenging for people who experience hearing loss. In addition to hearing aids, there are other technologies that are used to support hearing in a range of settings. Commonly referred to as …

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How Does Active Noise Cancelling Work?

In Hearing Health, Noise, Noise Pollution by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Noise is part of our everyday life. From the sounds in our living space to commuting and listening to music or podcasts on our devices as well as the noise in work environments. If you use headphones to listen to audio, you may find yourself regularly adjusting the volume as you navigate settings with different levels of noise. Increasing the …

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Seeking Hearing Loss Treatment Could Help Prevent or Delay Dementia

In Brain Health, Mental Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

When you think of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, one of the first things that might come to mind is that there is no known cure. Indeed, despite their best efforts and increased research funding, there is no known cure for dementia at this time. The FDA did approve the new Alzheimer’s medication Aduhelm, and doctors are optimistic that it might …

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Tips for Cleaning Your Ears

In Ear Anatomy, Ear Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Ear cleaning is a delicate matter. Our earwax serves the crucial function of preventing debris and bacteria from entering the ear canal where it can cause harm. Without this substance, it would be possible for something to injure the eardrum or for fluid to fill the chamber beyond that threshold. However, an excess buildup of earwax is possible, as well. …

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Tips for Virtual Communication for People with Hearing Loss 

In Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Virtual communication has become a primary way we communicate with family and friends. The Covid-19 global pandemic required everyone to adapt to new ways of living, working, and communicating. Virtual communication platforms like Zoom, Skype, and FaceTime became the way that people went to school, continued working, and stayed in touch with loved ones.  Over one year later, virtual meetings …

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Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

This month is Better Hearing and Speech Month! This annual initiative is organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to raise awareness about communication disorders and effective solutions. The campaign focuses on hearing loss, one of the most pervasive medical conditions that adults navigate today. Hearing loss impacts nearly 48 million people and is the third most common chronic condition …

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Watching TV with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

An estimated 50 million Americans of all ages have a hearing loss. And most of these Americans have a hard time hearing the TV! Even mild hearing loss makes it much harder to follow what’s being said on the news or during your favorite show. Hearing loss makes it harder to focus on the TV audio, and tune out any …